In July 2015, ACLU of Indiana filed this class action case alleging the Indiana Department of Child Services has allowed caseloads to rise far in excess of mandatory state standards. The trial court granted the State’s motion to dismiss and the matter is being appealed. The case was argued in the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Court of Appeals ruled in our favor, reversing the trial court and sending the case back for a trial.  However, the Indiana Supreme Court has accepted transfer, which vacates the Court of Appeals decision.  Oral argument was held in the Supreme Court and we are awaiting a decision.


Kenneth J. Falk, Gavin M. Rose

Date filed

July 1, 2015